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Artists United (All 4-1 and 1-4 All)

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music, Music Industry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Introducing Kim Nicolaou  http://www.cyprusnewsreport.com/?q=node/4652

There are 100’eds of  ‘want to help’  Unsigned Artists URL’s covering any genre, category or style. They are all FREE to Register and upload your profile. Other services, like making contact, is another matter. No sooner do we register giving our info another such service ‘springs’ up. Just like mushrooms in a forest. Their service is just as their predecessors except now there is an added bonus to ‘entice’. Just like the supermarkets logo ‘buy one get one FREE’.

As I have said in my past Blogs, joining all these sites is like being the ‘lost tribes of Israel’ scattered and lost in the dessert looking for a ‘savoir’. Perhaps an A&R, Label executive, Agent, Scout or someone famous may spot us and offer a deal. A one in a million chance, considering there are over 5 million of us searching for the same savior, listed in the same places with the same people who are looking for the same thing.

Joe Public is NOT there. Joe Public searches for what’s new on YouTube then searches for how to get it, preferably for FREE. So, Joe Public would search for a torrent client or a P2P. Who knows an Unknown Artist? It’s time to give the Unknown, Semi-Pro, Indies and Independents their own P2P Evolution.

The best introduction system to meet ‘other’ professionals in my field has been LinkedIn (although there are many others), but even LinkedIn has to make money. To connect and get the ‘full service’ you gotta PAY! They have to make a living too, right? Servers, people, developers, ISP connections…. it’s not free. We all eventually have to make something to pay the rent and grab a burger at least! Even you, the Unsigned Unrecognized Artist needs to eat. If you sacrifice your food (amongst other things) you need some $$$ to pay for your recording, without that, how you gonna get listened?

So, in reality, unless you part with some dollars you’re back to square one. Some pay, most don’t. It depends what the asking price is for the service you want. It’s a democratic world and we all have choices. I won’t list who charges what as I am sure you all have an idea (if not look up my past posts).

What does Artists United Luke Music MP3 offer?

We offer the P2P Evolution!

1) Registration and Uploading a Profile is FREE!

2) Everyone is entitled to a FREE featured page created by us AFTER your Full Registration if you PROVIDE us 2-3 JPG’s (3MB quality with 1 Rectangle pic for Front page), short BIO/Info and a few mp3 samples of your work.

3) Everyone can INTERACT with EVERYONE and ANYONE, hence Artists United, for FREE!

4) Your music will be played on Artists United Radio and if you want to submit programs (if you are a DJ) for FREE!

5) Distribution (selling) your works:- Everyone charges ‘something’. Some more than others and if it’s free, I bet you bottom dollar there’s a catch somewhere.

This is where we use our P2P. The most powerful distribution system there is. To Register for Distribution and EARN from your works it is only $35.00 Dollars + Promotion on one of our 15 Sites. You chose the site. You can become an Affiliate for FREE and EARN your money back plus profit with 3 sales!

Most of you are giving your works for FREE anyway. Allowing your works to be ‘streamed’, played on YouTube without you EARNING what you are entitled to. We don’t agree with this, but hey, it’s a Democracy and you can do as you wish. Think. Do you see a Pro’ giving it for FREE. Do you think LadyGaga’s Label allows YouTube plays for FREE? Wake up!

The idea of ‘All 4-1 & 1-4 All’ works better because it’s put into one big pot and you’re ‘sharing’ as opposed to ‘giving it away’.

With Artists United Luke Music MP3 you can (if you gave it a chance) get DIRECT contacts, EXPOSE your works to over 15000 Registered users on the Lukep2p Network, have your works AIRED on Artists United Radio, get LINKED directly from us to your URL from YOUR featured page, get Publishing of your works regardless if you have been turned down!

So, imagine if we are 1000 strong and we ALL help one another in ‘clicks’, ‘Likes’ and so on, each of you could earn £111.00 ($182.00) in Royalties if you played the game like a Pro’. Think about it. It’s logical.

Contact me. SKYPE: Kim Nicolaou  Email: kimisabi@gmail.com

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From Demo to Platinum Sales Part 1

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Step 1 What’s a Demo

A demo can be in the form (MP3, CD, DVD, film or vinyl) as long as it demonstrates your talent. The demo will enable the listener (a manager, publisher or record company executive) to make an informed decision as to whether they want to become involved in you musical career.As mentioned in a previous Blog I said that Company Executives (A&R) are now very rare. Bottom line is that a Demo is essential unless you get spotted at some Karaoke or you invite an A&R at your next gig (if he/she turns up).

Before doing a demo you should consider if you are REALLY ready to approach companies, demonstrate a good local following (discounting your friends and family) & do you get lots of hits on your website?

If you feel you got the above sorted then your Demo should be on a CD or MP3. Don’t go & spend a Fortune on it. Talk to someone who knows & save Money & time. Put you strongest song first – remember these people get thousands of demos so you need to grab their attention from the beginning. Common sense that the recording must be GREAT (quality wise) & that you ensure your tracks are self-explanatory – you won’t be able to sit there and give a commentary when the demo is being listened to.

Remember the Beatles, Rolling Stones & even Deep Purple had their fair share of being turned down. Thanks to the open minded visionary George Martin that we have the Beatles. Also bear in mind success doesn’t come overnight; David Bowie took 6 years to get in the charts from his 1st release ‘Space Odyssey”.

Here is a Sample of a Demo given to me by a VERY DIFFICULT band to record & what happened after I Produced it. This track made it to the 18th position in Sweden. PART 2 of MAKING it in the Music Biz in a FEW DAYS. Any questions, get in touch;-)

http://snd.sc/mHEFZL

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